This is a plugin which allows WordPress administrator, selectively restrict other administrators from accessing the WordPress theme and plugin editors
After installing the plugin, you would be able to see a menu 'Editor Lock' on the menu page (Usually, it can be located below 'Settings' Menu). Click on that menu. It would open a new page. Select a user you want to block from the drop down list and then press 'Submit'. After clicking submit, it would ask for the confirmation. Respond positively to block the person. Once the person is blocked, you would be able to see his/her username in the blocklist (which is placed below that submit button)
To remove a user from blocklist, go to Editor Locks Setting page by clicking 'Editor Lock' Menu on dashboard. Click on the 'cross' next to the user name whom you want to remove from the blocklist. It would ask for the confirmation. Respond positively to remove the person from the blocklist
A user who has been blocked will not be able to access the file in any case and if he/she tries to do so, then that activity will be logged in the WordPress Editor Lock's database and such attempt can be seen on the WordPress Editor Lock's Settings page under 'Recent Action'. This kind of action will be highlighted with the red box.
WordPress Editor Lock keeps the log of who has locked whom, who has unlocked whom and who has tried to access blocked file. These logs can not be deleted by anyone except the main Administrator User (i.e. a user who created the first account on your WordPress website)
WordPress Editor Lock does not allow a user to lock himself/herself. So please do not worry about it.
While designing the WordPress, it has been taken care of that if a person is blocked, then he would not be even able to see 'Deactivate' button on the plugin's page.
Yes, if you may deactivate the plugin any time and activate it again. Deactivating the plugin would not delete your WordPress Editor Lock settings i.e. it will save the list of the blocked people before deactivating and would retreive them back after activating the plugin, however, if you uninstall the plugin, then you would loose all the settings of WordPress Editor Lock.
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